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SGI's first Linux-based Visualization System

Unread postby RageX » Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:42 am

http://www.sgi.com/streaming/flash/prel ... 11-04.html

They mention multiple parallel GPUs and anywhere from 1 to 4 CPUs. Sounds like a Tezro with Itanium CPUs and a new ATI type graphics card(s). Or maybe an Onyx4 with Itanium CPUs and ATI type graphics cards(s).

Guess we'll find out on Monday, or maybe late tonight, hopefully with prices.

I remember being called crazy years ago when I predicted that SGI would completely mirror their IRIX/MIPS product line with a LINUX/IA64 product ("Itaniums in that small of a chassis!!!! Graphics on Linux!!!! you're crazy!!!!"). Not that I agree with that direction, it just seemed to be the obvious course given SGIs direction.

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Unread postby artherd » Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:23 pm

Yawn, and we thought IRIX was a PITA to develop for!
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Unread postby Brombear » Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:44 pm

Hmm,

I don't want to participate on speculations about products to be launched ...

but

.. is there already a working compiler that does good optimization on itaniums ?

Is there still anybody else except sgi using itanium ?

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Unread postby Cory5412 » Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:53 pm

Soo... Altix 350 with an ATi graphics card....

Or a yellow tezro with Itanium processors and an ATi graphics card....

You know, I bet they could make these things pretty small, if they're going for 4 processors, standard DDR memory and an ATi graphics set... (Unless it's not an ATi card like I'm thinking of, and the processors are bigger than I'm thinking...)

Things to ponder on :P

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Unread postby TeeTylerToe » Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:26 pm

well, on the itanium front, I've heard that the 1.5GHz can get just about 6Gflops, so that's a good thing, but there definately are support problems, and you can get just about 4gigaflops from a $200 AMD unit, so will people pay $6,000 or what not for that extra 50%?

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Unread postby 87Porsche » Sun Oct 10, 2004 6:16 pm

At least they'll finally take that damn Olympics thing off of the main page.

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Unread postby themacosxflies » Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:48 am

Cory5412 wrote:Soo... Altix 350 with an ATi graphics card....

Or a yellow tezro with Itanium processors and an ATi graphics card....



yellow? we don´t need a lemon Cory :-# Jus kidding :wink:
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Unread postby Cory5412 » Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:43 am

themacosxflies wrote:
Cory5412 wrote:Soo... Altix 350 with an ATi graphics card....

Or a yellow tezro with Itanium processors and an ATi graphics card....



yellow? we don´t need a lemon Cory :-# Jus kidding :wink:


That's riight... I would much rather have a Tangerine or an Orange anyway ;) (than a lemon)
If...
O2/Octane2 = Blueberry
Indigo, Indigo2(purple), tezro, onyx series = grape
Fuel = strawberry
Octane/Indy/Indigo2(teal) must = Lime...

So we need an Orange/Tangerine

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Unread postby schleusel » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:30 am

http://www.sgi.com/products/visualization/prism/index.html

Altix 350 + Ultimate Vision.. as boring as expected :-) .. with cube logo :-(

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Unread postby Brombear » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:45 am

ATI ... Linux ... 64bit drivers ... I see lots of questions regarding stability. But on the other hand maybe everything works as easy as it could, who knows

But nice to see the old cube logo back :wink:

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Unread postby squeen » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:58 am

Appropriately, I can not see the link (flash?) from an IRIX based browser. :razz:

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Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:10 am

squeen wrote:Appropriately, I can not see the link (flash?) from an IRIX based browser. :razz:


No, but Acroread/IRIX can still be used to read the specsheet :o

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Unread postby 87Porsche » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:19 am

That CEI EnSight video has a quick shot of a RedHat taskbar. Does that mean one could run Maya on it? :)
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Unread postby hamei » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:23 am

87Porsche wrote:That CEI EnSight video has a quick shot of a RedHat taskbar. Does that mean one could run Maya on it? :)


There's Maya Linux ? Pro/E has a Linux version ......



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